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    SHP BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN CONSTRUCTION AWARD

    First place to Turner Access in prestigious safety achievement comp

    The Safety and Health Practitioner 2010 Award judges have given the Best Achievement in Construction prize to access specialists Turner Access Ltd

    Turner Access devised the BetaGuard®, an integral advance guardrail for use on aluminium tower scaffolds to provide complete fall prevention during the assembly, dismantle and alteration processes.

    The company believes the innovative equipment removes the five risks associated with the widelyaccepted 3T (through the trap) method:

    • the risks of a fall;
    • injury while fitting guardrails;
    • tripping when entering/exiting a traditionally-braced tower;
    • positional injury when entering/exiting a traditionally-braced tower; and
    • impact injury when entering/exiting a traditionally braced tower.

    Various major contractors and their clients have already specified the use of BetaGuard® on their sites in order to meet the challenge of reducing risks on construction sites.

    The judges found that “this innovative but simple device addresses a real risk that is prevalent across the industry and is a particularly practical solution to reducing risks while working at height.”

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